Convert from plain text to ascii

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This is a problem set. Some of these are easy, others are far more difficult. The purpose of these problems sets are:

  1. to build your skill applying computational thinking to a problem
  2. to assess your knowledge and skills of different programming practices


What is this problem set trying to do[edit]

This problem set want you to convert normal text into ascii. You must understand what ASCII is.

The Problem[edit]

Ask the user for input, then return that input as ascii values.


Hacker edition[edit]

In the hacker version:

  • Your program should also return the BINARY value of the phrase


How you will be assessed[edit]

Your solution will be graded using the following axis:


Scope

  • To what extent does your code implement the features required by our specification?
  • To what extent is there evidence of effort?

Correctness

  • To what extent did your code meet specifications?
  • To what extent did your code meet unit tests?
  • To what extent is your code free of bugs?

Design

  • To what extent is your code written well (i.e. clearly, efficiently, elegantly, and/or logically)?
  • To what extent is your code eliminating repetition?
  • To what extent is your code using functions appropriately?

Style

  • To what extent is your code readable?
  • To what extent is your code commented?
  • To what extent are your variables well named?
  • To what extent do you adhere to style guide?

References[edit]

A possible solution[edit]

Click the expand link to see one possible solution, but NOT before you have tried and failed!

import os
os.system("clear")

phrase = input("Enter a phrase: ")

for i in phrase:
    print(i, " - ", ord(i), " - ", bin(ord(i)))

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